The Society of Automotive Historians announces its annual competition for the best student paper in the auto history field. Persons submitting papers must be enrolled at educational institutions (upper-class undergraduate or graduate level) at the time of submission. This competition is international in scope, but papers must be in the English language. Papers already published or scheduled for publication will not be accepted.
Manuscripts should not exceed 10,000 words, and should be double-spaced. An abstract is requested. Submissions may be electronic to the e-mail address below, or if mailed hard copy, five copies to the mailing address below.
Possible subjects include but are not limited to historical aspects of automobile companies and their leaders, regulation of the auto industry, financial and economic aspects of the industry, the social effects of the automobile, highway development, environmental matters, and automotive marketing, design, engineering and safety.
Submissions will be judged using the criteria of research, organization, writing style and documentation. A cover letter should be included stating the student’s address, school, program, advisor, and stage in studies. Submissions must be postmarked by June 10, 2007. All papers submitted will be acknowledged.
The winning paper will be published in the Society’s Automotive History Review. The winner will be notified in late August, 2007. The award will consist of a plaque and a cash prize of $500.00.
The Society of Automotive Historians (SAH) is the world’s only organization devoted exclusively to the history of motor vehicles. The Society is an affiliate member of The American Historical Association.
Submissions should be sent to:
Robert R. Ebert, Ph.D. Chair, Society of Automotive Historians Student Awards Professor of Economics Baldwin-Wallace College 275 Eastland Road Berea, OH 44017-2088 Phone: 440-826-2033 Fax: 440-826-3835 E-mail: [email protected]